WP's Lee sets out immediate priorities for Punggol East

Member of Parliament-elect for Punggol East Lee Li Lian says her immediate priorities are the town council and meet-the-people sessions (MPS) in the ward.

The Workers' Party (WP) MP-elect told reporters during a thank-you parade this morning that she'll be working on the logistics for the MPS.

She said volunteers from the single-member ward of Hougang and the group representation constituency of Aljunied, which are held by the WP, will help out during the transition period.

As for the town council, Ms Lee said the WP will give details on the handover some time next week.

For now, she'll work closely with the relevant parties and ensure a problem-free transition.

Turning to Parliament, Ms Lee said she hopes to highlight issues raised during her by-election campaign.

She also hopes her win will spur more women and younger people to come forward in the political arena.